Now this is rich: an Iranian human rights conference. Kind of like a snow management seminar in Cuba. “Ahmadinejad challenges West human rights,” from IRIB News, with thanks to JE:
Tehran, Jan 2 – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that the Iranian government is ready to host a conference on ‘human rights’ between the Islamic and European thinkers.
Asked about dialogue on human rights between Iran and the European Union, he said that Iran is ready to organize a conference on ‘human rights’ between thinkers from Muslim nations and European states in presence of Western media networks to be broadcast without censorship.
The president said that human rights is a sacred value which should not be abused for propaganda campaign or political objectives. He said that Iran seeks dialogue on human rights not only with certain states which are misusing the topic for propaganda purposes.
“Iran advocates dialogue on human rights with international community to be pursued in its true sense and on equal footing.”
He made a proposal according to which Iran would send representatives to European states to study freedom of expression, prisons conditions and women or children there and in return, the European states will be able to send delegation to Iran to study human rights situation in the country. So, the report of the European delegation about human rights in Iran and that of the Iranian delegation to Europe would be published for the public opinion without any censorship.